Railway Safety Act
18 (1) The Governor in Council may make regulations
(a) respecting the operation or maintenance of line works, and the design, construction, alteration, operation and maintenance of railway equipment, which regulations may embrace, among other things, performance standards;
(b) declaring positions in railway companies to be critical to safe railway operations;
(c) respecting the following matters, in so far as they relate to safe railway operations, in relation to persons employed in positions referred to in paragraph (b):
(i) the training of those persons, both before and after appointment to those positions,
(ii) hours of work and rest periods to be observed by those persons,
(iii) minimum medical, including audiometric and optometric, standards to be met by those persons,
(iv) the control or prohibition of the consumption of alcoholic beverages and the use of drugs by those persons, and
(v) the establishment of support programs for those persons and standards applicable to such programs; and
(d) respecting the establishment of a scheme for licensing persons employed in positions referred to in paragraph (b), and prescribing the fees for the licences.
Marginal note:Regulations — crossing works
(2) The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting crossing works, including regulations for requiring a railway company, road authority or other person who has rights relating to a road crossing to conduct a safety review of the road crossing following an accident of a type specified in the regulations.
Marginal note:Regulations — security
(2.1) The Governor in Council may make regulations respecting the security of railway transportation.
Marginal note:Regulations to override rules
(3) If the Governor in Council at any time makes regulations respecting a matter referred to in subsection (1) or (2.1) that are inconsistent with rules approved in relation to a particular company by the Minister under section 19 or 20 in respect of that matter, those rules are at that time revoked to the extent of the inconsistency.
- R.S., 1985, c. 32 (4th Supp.), s. 18
- 1999, c. 9, s. 12
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